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"glock34shooter" - Full? You're more trusting than I. The tightest I'll go for slug is IM, but wanted to hear opinions. Thank you.

"CJW" - Really? Did you notice differences at 40 & inside? 50 is pretty much "out there." Thank you.

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I have only tried up through IM in my 1100 CM and interestingly (and luckily) all shot pretty much to the same POA. I run Remington reduced recoil slugs but this past weekend I shot a few full snort Federal slugs just for grins. They were pretty accurate, out of five four cut a ragged diagonal line with a fifth flyer a couple-three inches away. Plenty accurate for 3-Gun or deer use. The strange thing was each shot unscrewed the choke tube (IC) a little. I was using an extended tube hand tightened only.

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I have only tried up through IM in my 1100 CM and interestingly (and luckily) all shot pretty much to the same POA. I run Remington reduced recoil slugs but this past weekend I shot a few full snort Federal slugs just for grins. They were pretty accurate, out of five four cut a ragged diagonal line with a fifth flyer a couple-three inches away. Plenty accurate for 3-Gun or deer use. The strange thing was each shot unscrewed the choke tube (IC) a little. I was using an extended tube hand tightened only.

IM is about my limit too. I'm waiting on some new chokes from Trulock & I'll let you know how it turns out.

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"CJW" - Really? Did you notice differences at 40 & inside? 50 is pretty much "out there." Thank you.

I was on a zeroing range, so inside 50yds was not an option. Realistically, though, if rounds from two different chokes start at the same place and end at the same place 50yds away, I am not sure how much deviation there could be in the middle.

I generally run Light Mod for most everything, but I've run across slug stages that had the extremes of in-your-face clays and fairly distant little 4" SOB knockdown steel, so I wanted to see how the slugs ran with different chokes. I started with gun zeroed for LM at 50yds and from a bench basically noticed no difference with Skeet or Light Full. Three slugs from each choke basically landed in one handprint at that distance.

Your mileage may vary. :D

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No problem---I skipped the 00 part of your question because I have, in all seriousness, fired exactly 8 rounds of buckshot in several years of 3-gun competition (and they were all at Rockcastle last month). I think I test fired my Fiocchi low-recoil 00 Buck at 25 yards and at that distance I was able to get all 9 pellets on paper with any of my chokes. There was some spread, of course, but when you only need two hits... :D

ETA: Oh, somebody using same gun, same load managed to put a fairly good 00 shot on a slug target (accidentally!) at 35--40 yards with LM, so that seemed to hold together pretty well. If it was the Federal FliteControl, heck, I would expect the buck to shoot pretty much like a slug out that far.

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I have a Remmy 11-87 with Rem Choke, primarily as a social shotgun. With the Patternmaster choke (which really increases the effective range of OO Buck), I have been able to shoot Brenneke 1 oz. slugs into a cloverleaf group at 50-60 yards.

Don't think choke will matter much for slugs in 3 Gun matches.

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I have a Remmy 11-87 with Rem Choke, primarily as a social shotgun. With the Patternmaster choke (which really increases the effective range of OO Buck), I have been able to shoot Brenneke 1 oz. slugs into a cloverleaf group at 50-60 yards.

Don't think choke will matter much for slugs in 3 Gun matches.

What's the constriction, or failing that, the equal in another term (ie. IC, Modified, etc) of Rem Choke?

Thanks.

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I've run the Fiocchi light recoil and Royal Star slugs thru my gun with no issues with a full choke.

Seems lots of people run slugs thru a Full choke, but - don't know why - I'm afraid to!!!

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I've run the Fiocchi light recoil and Royal Star slugs thru my gun with no issues with a full choke.

Seems lots of people run slugs thru a Full choke, but - don't know why - I'm afraid to!!!

Dude, I did the same thing you did--lots of asking around before I did it. You could always pull your choke tube and measure the inner diameter and pull a slug round and measure the diameter and compare numbers. I didn't do that, but it's a way to get some confidence--the math won't lie.

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I've run the Fiocchi light recoil and Royal Star slugs thru my gun with no issues with a full choke.

Seems lots of people run slugs thru a Full choke, but - don't know why - I'm afraid to!!!

Dude, I did the same thing you did--lots of asking around before I did it. You could always pull your choke tube and measure the inner diameter and pull a slug round and measure the diameter and compare numbers. I didn't do that, but it's a way to get some confidence--the math won't lie.

Ok - so the answer to the question: did you shoot it thru a Full choke, or did you not? ...is?

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I've run the Fiocchi light recoil and Royal Star slugs thru my gun with no issues with a full choke.

Seems lots of people run slugs thru a Full choke, but - don't know why - I'm afraid to!!!

Dude, I did the same thing you did--lots of asking around before I did it. You could always pull your choke tube and measure the inner diameter and pull a slug round and measure the diameter and compare numbers. I didn't do that, but it's a way to get some confidence--the math won't lie.

Ok - so the answer to the question: did you shoot it thru a Full choke, or did you not? ...is?

I did. I asked a bunch of people I trusted whether they'd tried slugs thru a full choke and they said yes, so I went out and did it. It does work.

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Ok - I'm convinced, but now I gotta' get a bit more technical: what is the constriction? ...anywhere from .090 to .030.

The reason I ask is I have a turkey/coyote choke .090 out to a Full at .030...& is there any noticeable difference in POI in a Full or IM?

Hate to be a nit-pickin' pain-in-the-a** but I like to know stuff - that & I don't want to ruin a choke &/or barrel.

Thanks.

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On my M2 CrioPlus chokes (factory and Briley), Full is .035. For 3-gun, I pretty much stick with Skeet (0.005), Light Mod (0.015), and Light Full (0.030). I have some other sizes that only get used for sporting clays.

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On my M2 CrioPlus chokes (factory and Briley), Full is .035. For 3-gun, I pretty much stick with Skeet (0.005), Light Mod (0.015), and Light Full (0.030). I have some other sizes that only get used for sporting clays.

I figure I'd use IM at .025 for my all around choke but I needed input.

Just got some .090 & .060's (TruLock) that I have to pattern...I want to use .090 on coyotes but gotta' check the pattern w/ 4BK so as not to "over-choke".

I'll let you know.

Thanks.

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Honestly, I think IM is too much choke for most 3-gun. I think you'll find most guys are running either IC (0.010") or LM (0.015") as their everyday chokes.

You are right. IC for 3-gun.

IM for other than 3-gun, for all around choke. My IM is .025.

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